Anti-Zionists and Anti-Semites Have One Key Thing in Common

(Telegraph-UK) Brendan O'Neill - The line between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism is getting thinner all the time. There is one inescapable thing that they share in common: a tendency to trace all global problems and instabilities back to the behavior and beliefs of a Jewish thing, whether the Jewish people or the Jewish state. Modern-day anti-Zionism has a scary habit of treating Jewish stuff or Jewish people as the source of the world's ills. So widespread is the idea that Israel is to blame for everything rotten in the world that a few years ago a poll of Europeans found that a majority think Israel is "the greatest threat to world peace." Arabs also believe Israel is the greatest threat to world peace. Criticisms of Zionism have eerie echoes of earlier expressions of hatred for Jews in the sense that both are about finding one thing, normally a Jewish thing, which can be blamed for all sorts of very complex global problems.

2013-07-26 00:00:00

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